Artist Statement


“Grace was in her steps, heaven in her eye. In every gesture dignity and love…”
– John Milton, Paradise Lost

“What if everything you know is wrong?” – Firesign Theater

I consider myself a nature photographer. Photographing has been and remains a means of exploration for me. As far back as I can remember I have been interested in the nature of things – getting at the truth, as it were, and finding out how and why things work the way they do. I am continuously amazed at the diversity and tenacity of life in its simple, graceful beauty.

A stand of trees; a murky, leaf-filled swimming pool; the curve of a hip; a street scene; a living flower; a dying flower…all can catch my eye and make me want to capture that beauty, that grace, that essential nature of things. I try to show not just what I see, but how I see it. I once took a photograph of the bottom of an old frying pan and the print looked like a glimpse of another galaxy. Who knows? Maybe it was…